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Surprising bench?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by cf2 is back, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. cf2 is back

    cf2 is back Active Member

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    Last year Des' first choice 17 had King and Perry as starting props with a bench of Guluvao (or Cross), Kite, Rose and Bailey.

    That meant we usually had 3 props on the bench with one utility and Ballin playing 80.

    Given that it seems quite a surprise that Des has selected a bench with just one prop Rose, with the rest of the bench being Seu Seu (dummy half), Buhrer and Robinson (both back row). We do have Guluvao in the starting side for Rodney so perhaps that will help but I hope it doesn't leave us short of go forward.

    Not a criticism by any means just an observation, and I was very interested to hear that Des singled out Buhrer as the player to watch this year so his impact could be vital. I also hope Mauro has kicked on as he's only been used in previous years as a stop gap during origin or injury time and hadn't shown a lot but I heard had a great game in the NZ trial.

    For mine it's going to be vital to blood young guys like Lussick and Cunningham but of course it's early days.
     
  2. jwaa

    jwaa member

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    I think Robinson is a prop.
    Big Joe could definitely play Prop, its strange he's playing in the second row - Maybe hes acting as a third on field Prop for the softening up period, then Buhrer comes in as the zippy, workaholic tackle machine.

    I like that as a strategy
     
  3. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I don't see the sense in having both Seu Seu & Buhrer on the bench. I think Buhrer could cover for Ballin to have a couple of breathers & that would open up a spot for Robinson or Cunningham.

    Vic Mauro plays a similar game to Joe so you can pretty much count them both as props which gives us 5.
     
  4. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    I suspect that we will be playing an uptempo type of game, Des may have a whole knew method in store for us.

    whether it works or not remains to be seen. speed OR size, difficult to use both.
     
  5. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Will we make use of the whole bench ? I would hope so.
     
  6. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    Ferris Buhrer better get a run, is Des going to sit off him and Mauro??
     
  7. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    im very dissapointed cunningham hasnt been biven a run, went well in the trials and has put on a lot of size since playing for Aus u19 last year
     
  8. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    He will get a run this season. 
     
  9. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    maybe next week even
     
  10. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    I thought Mauro went very well. Some good signs.
    Kingy will be outed for 3-4 weeks (he's been suspended for knee lifting before from memory) and Cunningham will hopefully be brought in at some stage of the season but Cross, Moujalli and maybe even Jr Palau are probably ahead of him.
     
  11. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Wasnt it Kite for knee lifting.
     
  12. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Kite i can remeber but king i cannot, could be wrong though
     
  13. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    King got penalised for knee lifting.
    Kite is the one they target for it.

    NRL involved = 15 weeks.
     
  14. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    Wasnt it Kite for knee lifting.
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    I think King got pinged in the 07 GF for lifting his knee.
     
  15. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    correct wamf

    king should get 12 weeks for not doing more damage to that bastard smith
     
  16. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    Found this on Dallas Johnson's wiki page. lol

    "Johnson was a key member of Melbourne's (stripped) Premiership winning team of 2007, despite being concussed due to an illegal knee lift by Manly's Jason King."
     
  17. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    We should have taken out Smith in the 1st 15 mins tonight.
     
  18. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Yep.  They wouldn't have created any trouble for us if it wasn't for him  ... that and he's a #*(@
     

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